AALS Seeks Member Law School as Editorial Partner for the Journal of Legal Education

The AALS Executive Committee seeks an AALS member law school to partner in editorial responsibility for the AALS Journal of Legal Education (JLE). The new law school will identify a faculty editor (or two) who will ensure a smooth editorial process.

Partnership Structure 

Two partner schools, each serving five-year terms, provide editorial leadership for the Journal. Each partner school typically takes responsibility for two of the JLE’s quarterly issues, for a total of four issues each year. Traditionally, library faculty and staff have been integral to a smooth process and have performed bluebooking.

American University Washington College of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law currently provide editorial leadership and administrative support for the Journal. After more than five years of service, American University Washington College of Law’s term as partner school is ending in June 2024. AALS provides each school with an $18,000 annual stipend to help offset costs. The Association also handles shipping and subscriptions. 

About the JLE 

Published since 1948, the JLE is a quarterly publication of the Association of American Law Schools. The primary purpose of the JLE is to foster a rich interchange of ideas and information about legal education and related matters, including but not limited to legal theory, legal scholarship, law teaching pedagogy, and the pipeline to the legal profession. With a readership of more than 10,000 law faculty and an additional 500 subscribers, the JLE offers an unusually effective medium for communication to the law school world and beyond. The JLE is available without cost to full-time faculty at member schools through the courtesy of its publisher, West Academic Publishing. AALS hosts the Journal online at https://jle.aals.org.

To Express Interest 

If you are potentially interested in partnering with AALS, please send an email to Judy Areen, Executive Director, [email protected] by January 31, 2024.